Hanne Lippard: There are 36 ways to view Mount Fuji (2009) & Lostisms (2011)

Sounds from the voice and texts of Hanne Lippard

Hanne Lippard’s artistic practice explores the voice as a medium, with outcomes in performances and sound based works, but the starting point is always her playful, rhythmic and poetic lyrics. Lippard will have two works at Struer Tracks There are 36 ways to view Mount Fuji from 2009 and Lostisms from 2011.

Struer, one of Denmark’s flattest places, is an antithetical place to invoke Lippard’s mountainous entitled work There are 36 ways to view Mount Fuji, in an odd way an ironic commentary on the absence of mountains, but at the same time evoking an illogical space and place we can dream of or just imagine for a split second. Maybe even reflect on what our fantastical local version of Mount Fuji could be. In the corner of our eye the landmark is always there, along with us for this ride, as our consciousness and navigator. Or maybe it’s just here to help us see and be in the world in a new and interesting way. 

Lostisms is installed in one of Struer’s more raw urban spaces, a tunnel. The poetic association of the word “lost” is associated with a statement that sets in motion a wide range of stories and thoughts without following up on them. The meanings pile up, and of course get lost.

Hanne Lippard: “There are 36 ways to view Mount Fuji” 2009, Struer Tracks 2019. Photo: Mikkel Høgh Kaldal
Hanne Lippard: “Lostisms”, 2011, Struer Tracks 2019. Photo: Mikkel Høgh Kalpal

 

Where and when

There are 36 ways to view Mount Fuji: The Sound Bench in the Garden of Sound behind the Town Hall (The Sound Bench is unfortunately out of order at the moment.)

Lostisms: In the tunnel by Lystanlægget, Struer

Open everyday between 10am and 5pm

 

Hanne Lippard (NO/DE), born in 1984 in Milton Keynes, GB, lives and works in Berlin. Lippard’s practice explores the voice as a medium. Her education in graphic design informs how language can be visually powerful; her texts are visual, rhythmic, and performative rather than purely informative, and her work is conveyed through a variety of disciplines, which include short films, sound pieces, installations and performance.

Her most recent performances and exhibitions include Nam June Paik Award 2018, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, Ulyd, Kunsthall Stavanger, Stavanger and FriArt, Friboug (2018), Voici Des Fleurs, La Loge, Brussels (2018) Blind Faith, Haus Der Kunst, Munich (2018) Slutten, Kristiansand Kunsthall, Kristiansand, NO (2017) Numb Limb, David Dale Gallery, Glasgow, UK (2017) Coast Contemporary, NO (2017), Norsk Skulpturbiennale, Oslo, NO (2017) Pocket, SALTS, Basel, CH (2017); Flesh, KW, Berlin, DE (2017) ars viva 2016; Index— The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm, SE (2016); AUTOOFICE, *KURATOR, Rapperswil, CH (2016); Fluidity, Kunstverein, Hamburg, DE (2016); Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, DE (2016); 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow (2015); The Future of Memory, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (2015); Transmediale, Berlin (2015); Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld, DE (2015); Unge Kunstneres Samfund, Oslo (2014); Berliner Festspiele, Berlin (2013); Poesía en Voz, Mexiko-City (2012).

 

Website: www.hannelippard.com